ndertook the mathematical department, and Dr. Aikin exonerated him of the classical part of his former charge.
Though this unreasonable imposition on two willing and generous minds materially injured the health of both, yet for some time Dr. Aikin was kept in a tolerably comfortable state by great care and regular gentle exercise on horseback.
But about the year 1778, his attacks of asthma becoming more frequent and violent, he obtained for a short time the assistance of his late pupil Mr. Houghton; and in 1779 Mr. Wakefield was chosen a regular third tutor.
The asthmatic paroxysms, however, increasing, he grew gradually less able to discharge, without great difficulty, the duties of his proper province, and on the 14th of December 1780, he closed a life of honour and usefulness, in a manner becoming his Christian profession.
His death was felt as a severe blow by the lovers of truth and learning, but was more especially an irreparable loss to those who were under his' immediate c